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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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The preseason continues to roll on as FC Dallas returns to the field.

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The preseason and the week roll into Wednesday here as we’re now a couple of days into this new camp with Luchi Gonzalez.

// FC Dallas //

By The Numbers: How far will each MLS team travel in 2019 - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas travels a good amount this season but they don't come nearly as close to what some of the west coast teams put up in miles.

Why FC Dallas Has Abandoned Using Goals for the First Training Sessions of 2019 Preseason | FC Dallas
Luchi is putting the fun in fundamentals huh? I'm all for them taking this approach to begin the year.

FC Dallas opens 2019 training camp with new philosophies on and off pitch | Pro Soccer USA
The Gonzalez era has truly begun here in Dallas.

// MLS //

Expansion candidates Sacramento Republic FC add Ron Burkle as lead investor | MLSsoccer.com
Yeah, this is a big deal for Sacramento who have been passed over by a couple of cities in the expansion process here.

College Homegrown prospect rankings: Tabbing up NCAA's top HGP contenders | MLSsoccer.com
Sadly, no FCD players on this list since they've been pretty quiet on that front this winter.

Stejskal: Rapids on track? After active winter, Colorado GM thinks so | MLSsoccer.com
They've certainly made some interesting moves this winter but who knows exactly what kind of team this will actually be come March.

Diego Fagundez looks to leave New England as Revolution decline offer | MLSsoccer.com
Yeah this is an awkward situation for everyone involved.

Fire Unveil New Jersey, Announce Sponsorship Deal With Motorola - Hot Time In Old Town
The Fire continue to have a pretty basic but clean kit selection.

Thank You, Tim: Rapids Goalkeeper Tim Howard Announces Retirement After 2019 Season - Burgundy Wave
Let the eulogizing begin—former Everton, USMNT, current Rapids goalkeeper will hang up his boots after the 2019 season.

First practice features high-energy fans, Jordan Morris - Sounder At Heart
Jordan Morris appears to be healthy again for Seattle.

Union announce Aurelien Collin signing - Brotherly Game
Veteran defender will turn 33 in March as he joins his fourth MLS club since 2011.

// USMNT //

A 10-letter word to describe the competitive spirit of the USMNT camp? Crosswords | ESPNFC
It's the first camp for U.S. manager Gregg Berhalter, and his players aren't just being tested on the pitch. They're competing at meal times too.

Gregg Berhalter names 23-man travel roster for upcoming USMNT friendlies | MLSsoccer.com
Reggie continues to get his chances with the national side.